Bread Upma

Bread Upma or Bread Upakari
Bread Upma or Bread Upakari

Bread Upma is an interesting way to spice up plain old bread. Don’t mistake me; I love toast as much as the next person. However, sometimes, the heart craves something different and spicy; and this is where Bread Upma comes in. It is a simple and quick snack or breakfast that is a different way of eating bread. And what is more is that its spicy taste appeals to an Indian Palate. 🙂

Serves: 4

Time: 10 Minutes


  1. Bread Slices – 8
  2. Onion – 1 Large
  3. Udad Dal – 1 tsp
  4. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Green Chillies – 3 or 4
  6. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  7. Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  8. Oil – 2 tsp
  9. Curry Leaves – A Few
  10. Salt to Taste


  1. Cut the bread slices into 1″ squares.
  2. Peel and chop the onions into 1/4″ pieces
  3. In a kadai or wok, heat the oil.
  4. Add the mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  5. Add udad dal and fry till golden brown.
  6. Add the onion pieces and fry till transparent.
  7. Add slit green chillies and curry leaves.
  8. Stir-fry for 1/2 a minute.
  9. Turn the heat to low.
  10. Add turmeric and red chilli powder.
  11. Stir-fry for 1/2 a minute.
  12. Add salt and about 1 tsp of water.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Add the bread pieces and mix well till the pieces are coated with the turmeric, chilli, and salt.
  15. Serve warm.
Bread Upma or Bread Upkari
Bread Upma or Bread Upkari



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